For a moment, swap coffee and conversation for coffee and conservation! As you sip your next cup of joe, we invite you to consider the impacts of coffee farming on bird conservation. Shade-grown coffee is coffee grown beneath the canopy of mature trees. Birds benefit from the much-needed canopy cover and opportunity for stop-over on migratory flights.
However, coffee farming has shifted to less forested methods, opting for full-sun exposure, and depleting vital habitat.Less trees means less birds. But you can help! Check out this article and when shopping for coffee, look for shade-grown coffee and bird-friendly providers. And spread the word!
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